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Is refusal to renew passport sufficient for applying as a stateless person in Switzerland

That's not possible because you are not stateless. You could presumably easily return to your country and serve in the military if you wanted to, that's pretty much the opposite of statelessness. You ...
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Moving into Switzerland in a shared house before finding a job

Under the bilateral agreements with the EU (currently still in force, possibly not for long), you do have the right to move to Switzerland for a short time to look for work. What you need for that is ...
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To Canada From Switzerland for a PhD: principal versus secondary residency?

it's different over here :-). Taxation: If you live longer than 183 days in Canada you'll pay your taxes here. You can find the details at the website of the Canada Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc....
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Working in Switzerland with a Romanian passport

Yes, the restrictions do apply even if you already have a job lined up. In fact, I don't think there is anything forbidding Romanian citizens to look for work for up to three months and they can ...
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How much easier it is to immigrate to Switzerland if you are an EU citizen?

It's a lot easier from a legal standpoint. EU freedom of movement applies in Switzerland and the main requirement to obtain a work permit is simply having a job offer. Employers are free to hire any ...
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Main differences between living in Lausanne and Zürich

This is actually quite a tricky question, which will depend on a lot of aspects. Let me try to give you some ideas on where to get the information you are looking for. Taxes Swiss taxes are quite ...
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Extreme commuting project in Switzerland by train

To be honest, it sounds like it'd an extremely long trip that would not be suitable to do every day. Personally I make a 1 hour trip and it's pretty close the upper limit of what is bearable in the ...
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Can I renew my blue card (issued in Germany) after moving to Switzerland for work

Will it be possible to renew the blue card from Switzerland? No. It's not possible to reside or work in Switzerland using the German Blue card either. Is there is alternative to the blue card in ...
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Does a non-EU spouse of an EU citizen living in Switzerland need a work permit to work in the Netherlands?

That's how free movement in the EU works: An EU citizen has the right given by the EU to move to any other EU country and live there and work there (the exception is their own country), and doing so ...
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Expatriating to Switzerland with your own car

I am living in Liechtenstein, but the country shares the same customs law of Switzerland (Customs union). I moved here with my car, and I register at the custom as a moving item, so I paid no tax on ...
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How to calculate customs duty on importing furniture to Switzerland?

The actual procedures and duties may vary depending on how you import the furniture, i.e. yourself in your own vehicle, or have it transported by a mover. The mover should also be able to assist with ...
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Going to Switzerland with EU-Permit for non-eu person

Because Switzerland and the Czech Republic are both in the Schengen area, you may visit Switzerland using your residence permit (in connection with a valid passport). Strictly speaking, you are ...
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US Citizen splitting time between UK and Switzerland

There is no rule in the corpus of UK immigration law that requires a given interval between visits, and no rule that restricts the number of visits a person can make. Yes, as long as any of your ...
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Can I work in Switzerland with a French Carte de sejour? I am an Indian national married to a French citizen

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen/aufenthalt/nicht_eu_efta/ausweis_g__grenzgaengerbewilligung.html Third-country nationals will only be given a cross-border commuter G-permit, if they ...
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Why are French-German-Swiss borders left unguarded and open on Sundays and evenings?

As far as I can remember, the French-Swiss border has never been watched intensively. Back in the 1980s, before Switzerland joined the Schengen area, it wasn't officially as opened as today but ...
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I have a job offer in Switzerland, my spouse is an EU citizen, does this affect my chances of acquiring a work visa?

It would not directly help your visa application. Under EU law, your freedom of movement rights are derived from those of your spouse: if she (wants to) live in Switzerland, you have the right to join ...
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Swiss salaries compared to US salaries

I don't know how much are living costs in US, but I suppose, by the same salary, it's better to stay there. Switzerland is very expensive. The taxes (by such income) will consume about 1/3 of your ...
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If married to an EU citizen, can I move to Switzerland but work remotely for a U.S. company?

As we understand it, it's common to go there on a 90-day visa and look for a job, and then obtain the proper permit. This is correct if you are an EU/EFTA citizen, sort of. For this you need an L-...
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Swiss stay > 3 months for Australian

I was in a similar situation as yourself; wanting to move to Switzerland to be with partner and had a bachelors. Have you considered applying for a Masters? Tuition at major universities is around ...
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How does the family reunification visa in Switzerland work?

I do not see any information about a "dependent visa" on Swiss government sites; an internet search only returns discussion forums and the like, leading me to suspect that the phrase is merely an ...
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Unmarried couple moving to Zurich

I'm afraid that this is more or less a preliminary answer with some research pointers rather than a comprehensive answer to your question. I don't have personal experience with the Swiss ...
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French + Swiss residence permits for a non-EU citizen

It won't be a problem, as you mentioned it's a convention between French and Swiss university, so from legal point of view it's like you still studying in France and Swiss university now it's like an ...
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Taxes in canton Ticino, Switzerland

That's the tax. In addition, my annual tax certificate has deductions for: Beiträge AHV/IV/EO/ALV/NBUV – Cotisations AVS/AI/APG/AC/AANP – Contributions OASI/DI/IC/UI/NBUV Berufliche Vorsorge/2. Säule ...
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Paying bill in Switzerland

I don't understand your situation exactly (are you a swiss expatriate coming back to the country but not speaking the language ?), but let's say this doesn't really matter. The easiest way, ...
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EU Blue card in Switzerland

Since Switzerland is not an EU member, it is not a part of the Blue Card program. That means it has its own system of residence and work permits that is entirely incompatible with that of the EU, ...
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How much easier it is to immigrate to Switzerland if you are an EU citizen?

Like Relaxed already said, it is a lot easier. There are contingents for third-country working permits. Besides that those contingents are quite small, smaller companies usually do not have the ...
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How much easier it is to immigrate to Switzerland if you are an EU citizen?

After a long while, I would like to add my answer to this question. While Relaxed's answer is excellent from the theoretical point of view, I feel I should add a little bit more on the "practical&...
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Long-term (type D) Swiss visa

No, it is fine. Your visa would only be valid for three months anyway. Once you enter Switzerland you will declare your arrival and apply for a residence permit at a communal or cantonal population/...
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Is the spouse of a UN officer in Geneva able to take employment in Switzerland?

According to Guide to Employment of Spouses of UN Secretariat Staff Members, a spouse or child (under 25) requires a "type Ci residence permit with gainful employment." It appears that a ...
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What recourse do I have if a Swiss accident insurance company refuses to cover a claim?

You can contact the Insurance Ombudsman for initial advice and possible meditation. They are not a judicial body though. The only judicial recourse, after your first opposition is refused, would be a ...
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